action for us is our brussels correspondent who joins us now. what is going to finally push eu leaders into action beyond all this talking? >> in a word, fear. they need to be really afraid that there is disintegration on the way. they need to think that the eurozone may break up and this huge, monumental iconic policy, the single currency, which was a hell of a creation, just in technical terms, never mind policies and economics -- the need to believe that is in serious danger. i think honestly until now they thought there would be a solution, but they would not throw too much money at it because they might not need to. increasingly, there are signs from outside the eu and inside the eu that there is serious trouble. when people like chancellor merkel and nicholas sarkozy start saying we could be facing integration, if the euro fails, europe fails, i think they are really coming down to the wire.